a simpler approach to content management
JANUARY 18, 2015
I was recently asked what I thought about content management systems (CMS); how content should be developed; whether generational differences should be considered; and how to keep content relevant. There is relevant and irrelevant content. Management Technology
Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?
AUGUST 29, 2015
The company is also taking sides against both — especially adtech — by supporting Content Blocking in a new breed of mobile phone apps we can expect to see in iOS 9 , Apple’s next mobile operating system, due next month. In Apple’s Content Blocking is chemo for the cancer of adtech , which I posted a few days ago, I visited the likely effects of content blocking. Yet Content Blocking should stop iAd ads as dead as all the rest, one would assume.
On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life
JUNE 20, 2011
Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. Yes Twitter can be time-consuming.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Voting on content to be covered. Sharing content relevant to the event. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc.
Curating our personal technology configurations
MAY 10, 2011
(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.
Jobs, work and technology
DECEMBER 2, 2011
Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Facebook dominates magazine covers, stories, broadcast and our mobile devices “tweet” with content from ” twits”. Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via @raesmaa [automated & outsourced].
NTEN Webinar Reflections and Resources: The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation
JULY 13, 2012
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation. I confess to being an early adopter – someone who overpaid for technology tools that didn’t work and still do that today. They key point I wanted to make was that content curation is not social sharing. Content
IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! Not the content they produce. People-Centric vs. Content-Centric: A Copernican revolution needed to become a social business from louis richardson on Vimeo. . .
Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business
MARCH 4, 2011
Well, not really; education on how social software tools work has got very little to do with technology nor the tools themselves, since you can always go through extensive features reviews, or in-depth overviews of capabilities, online videos, Web sites, screencasts, webcasts, etc.
Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
MARCH 5, 2014
At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.
How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?
Why do you curate? The 3 intents of curation and how they create value
JUNE 19, 2012
I was recently in Rome for 24 hours to run a workshop for the senior technology executives of a global Fortune 50 company. It is hard work to create content, but today simply by curating other people’s content you can build a powerful social media profile.
Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
MARCH 11, 2012
As usual, they provide a lesson in beautiful slide presentations to accompany the rich content. And it lets us prospect the stories waiting to be told and know how technology can best be used to help people. Future of humanity Social trends Twitter
Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics
OCTOBER 4, 2011
We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. We are looking for highly talented editors/ project managers who can drive quality content and traffic on these sites. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Following our project and content guidelines. SME Technology Forum – smetechnologyforum.com.
I’ve got your content right here
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. They had a Facebook page, and a twitter account, and a blog they had a placeholder for, and they couldn’t figure out how they were going to populate these.
New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 25, 2009
Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.
RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology
OCTOBER 26, 2011
This week in San Francisco, technologists and human rights advocates are meeting at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (or RightsCon )to grapple with the realities of how we better manage the human rights implications of new technologies. Guest post by Sam Gregory.
JANUARY 15, 2014
I’ve been on the content rant before , talking about the need to structure content into models , and the benefits of tagging. You have to understand that folks who do content as if their business depended on it, e.g. web marketers, have a level of sophistication that elearning (and all elearning: performance support, social, etc) would do well to adopt. One of the people I follow is Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler. design strategy technology
Notes from Intelligent Content 2010
MARCH 11, 2010
Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Over the past few decades, the firm has been going through dramatic changes , driven by both advances in information technologies and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization.
Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)
MARCH 5, 2012
You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Are you a tweet king or a pretty thing? Modeling Use Continuance Behavior in Micro-blogging Services: The Case of Twitter. Therefore, micro-blogging (like Twitter) should become a habit to be truly successful.
The Photo that Was Worth 25,000 Shares
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Very useful for small nonprofits with a very limited budget. Ironically, these posts and a few others last week upped my reach by 274% but more importantly supported my goal of generating ideas for blog content! ” Curators at Upworthy.com often tweet requests for great content.
All things to all people
JULY 24, 2013
In that post, Jeff Roach described G+ as “ a network that looks like Facebook (media rich) but functions more like twitter (streams etc) but is more friendly to conversations and sharing than both of them. Empower = making sense of content patterns.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. Towards the end of each year I share some thoughts on what awaits in the year ahead.
Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?
Twitter economics: corset creates value
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 2 September 2010 Twitter economics: corset creates value Commenting on The Spirituality of Social Media by Mark Schaefer , I found myself in immediate need of another blog post when I wrote I see amazingly, astonishingly little verbal abuse on Twitter.
APRIL 30, 2009
Saw a tweet this morning from @willrich45 ( Will Richardson ): Reading: " Why Most Twitter Users Give Up " Interesting how edTwitterers use it for learning, unlike most, it seems. This is a big meme right now based on a Nielsen study that resulted in the blog post: Twitter Quitters Post Roadblock to Long-Term Growth. I enrolled about a year ago ( Twitter Status ) and I've personally struggled a bit with the purpose, value, etc. eLearning Technology.
APRIL 24, 2013
It helps to understand how this now-ancient system worked, because its conceptual framing is still with us, even though the technologies used are almost entirely different. This was, and remains, a brute-force approach to what we now call “delivering content.”
Reframing the news
JUNE 4, 2014
Twitter isn’t it. Yes, these days it’s pro forma for news media to post notifications of stories and other editorial on Twitter, but Twitter is a closed and silo’d corporation, not an institutional convention on the order of the front page, the editorial page, the section, the insert. Most of all, Twitter is somebody else’s system. But Twitter does normalize a model that Dave Winer called a river , long before Twitter existed.
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
Twitter is a go-to. The learning chats I participate in are another way twitter helps. Some are ‘content’, some are social media, some are personal representational tools, but reading and talking with others and representing my own thinking are major learning activities for me. meta-learning technologyIt’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!) Top 100 Tools for Learning poll.
single-source learning content development…
MARCH 13, 2009
Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.
Earth to Mozilla: Come back home
APRIL 12, 2014
Then in February, Darren Herman , Mozilla’s VP Content Services, posted Publisher Transformation With Users at the Center , introducing two new programs. ” Then Mitchell issued a corrective blog post, titled Content, Ads, Caution.
Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
conference on Twitter via its hashtag #e2conf , I noticed a strange phenomenon: most tweets werent about Enterprise 2.0, Yes, but I still think most definitions of, and certainly approaches to, social business (including Dachis') still actually focus on the technology piece. 'What
It’s 2013. Why are we still in login hell?
AUGUST 2, 2013
” So I click on that, get to a page with a “Sign in with Twitter” button, click on the button and then find myself on this popover window: Note that is says “we were unable to match the email address for your social network and AdAge.com accounts.”
Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb
DECEMBER 14, 2013
1) We are making a transition from bureaucratic hierarchies to technology-driven networks. But now technology-driven networks are replacing bureaucracies. Examples… Twitter. Payments and money will flow the way content now flows. We have allowed Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter to be our identity services. I’m bummed that I missed LeWeb , but I’m glad I got to see and hear Fred Wilson’s talk there , given on Tuesday.
Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Even worse, that research was before Twitter, Google+ and Facebook … and for the most part, the launch of Enterprise 2.0 internet mobile organization technology Email notificationsPicture this for a minute. You’re facilitating a face-to-face meeting with about six people.
Twitter and Webinars
MAY 14, 2009
Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying? eLearning Technology.
Informal Learning Technology
MAY 11, 2009
There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. This is the same technology that is behind eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks Connection.